Fwd: Re: Advice on ARC setup/line length/chicen loop/steering doublers
--- In kitesurf@y..., "kiteboard2000" <kitebord@p...> wrote:
--- In kitesurf@y..., "theflyingtinman" <thorpes@a...> wrote:
> It sounds to me like your front lines have definitely stretched
> more than your rears. You used to think the rear lines were longer
> now they're the same length
Actually I used to think they were the same (I just checked my old
notes). In fact, on the "aftermarket-wedged" 840, I had the center
leader 6" LONGER, when sheeted all the way in! The pre-wedged 840,
the unwedged 1120 AND the "aftermarket-wedged" 1120 ALL seem to work
best FOR ME with the same setting: all leaders equal when sheeted all
the way in).
> - and you used to have to grab a handful
> of back leader to launch - now you don't.
I think that may just be due to practice (paranoia-reduction?). In
other words, I only THOUGHT I needed to grab my leaders. Do any of
you other ARC users adjust differently for launching, than for
> All indications that your fronts have stretched - which is what I'd
> expect on an Arc - I know the rear line are rated half the strength
> of the front lines but the rear line have negligible load most of
> Why would you expect them to stretch the same as the fronts?
Because I hadn't really think it all the way through: Okay, the
fronts are 600 pound breaking strength (each), & since I'm around 150
pounds (in a wet harness & wetsuit) they probably average 300 pounds
total load (about 1/2 the maximum load I could physically exert for a
short period, or 1/4 the total breaking load). The backs are 300 lb.
breaking strength (each) & they probably average around 75 lb. total
load (1/4 of my weight on each arm, or about half the maximum load I
could exert for an extended period), or 1/4 of the total breaking
load. Hmmm... Either my guestimates are way off, or maybe I SHOULD
expect them to stretch about the same. I guess I'd better measure
them to make sure.
The bottom line is still the same: If it stalls when you don't want
it to, shorten the front leader adjustment (or lengthen the rears).
If it DOESN'T stall, when you DO want it to (launching & landing)
LENGTHEN the front leader adjustment (or shorten the rears).
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